2. Creating Articles in Restricted or Personalized Rubrics

Users have to observe some additional things if a ConPresso project contains restricted or personalized rubrics.

2.1. Creating and Editing Articles in Restricted Rubrics

As explained in Section 2.2, “Edit Basic Rubric Settings”, users with the roles of "Administrator" or "Superuser" can mark a rubric as restricted and define the access rights of user groups to this rubric. The whole rubric and all its articles will then be only accessible by login at the frontend. This setting is valid for the rubric as a whole. In other words: ConPresso takes care of controlling the access to the restricted rubric and its contents. For users editing or creating articles it is business as usual, they only have to know and bear in mind that the rubric they are working in is restricted and accessible by login only. In the backend ConPresso will display a lock symbol in the title bar beside the rubric dropdown menu as well as in the column “Info” of the view explained in Section 2, “Rubrics (List View)” to inform users that a rubric is restricted.

Look at the partner section of the ConPresso demo company "ConQuarium AG". The rubric "Partner Download" of this section is an example of a restricted rubric.

Visitors of the ConQuarium AG website have to identify themselves as members of the group "Partner" if they want to access that restricted rubric. This identification is provided in the form of a user name and password.

2.2. Creating and Editing Articles in Personalized Rubrics

The main feature of personalized rubrics is that different user groups can view different (that is personalized) contents in the frontend of the project.

An example: in a personalized rubric articles 1, 2 and 3 are displayed for members of group A, while articles 2, 3 and 4 are displayed to members of group B. If a user who is not a member of any group or who is a member of a group that does not have the required access rights calls up the personalized rubric, only those articles will be displayed that have been marked as public by their editors.

If a user with the role of "Administrator" or "Superuser" has marked a rubric as personalized (see Section 2.2, “Edit Basic Rubric Settings”), users working in the views “Edit article” and “Create article” have to check the respective boxes under “Group access” to define which user groups they want to be able to read an article.


If they do not select any user group in the section entitled “Group access”, the article will be publicly accessible and shown to every (not logged-in) visitor calling up the rubric.

The partner section of the ConPresso demo company "ConQuarium AG" is an example of a personalized rubric and you explore this function here, if you like.